The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 6 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 5.04% 3.77% 7.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 33.33% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 15
Average daily rate
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£463 £475 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £448 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 11.76% 11.32% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 28
Average daily rate £555 £525 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

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Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 13 (68.42%) Banking
2 12 (63.16%) Investment Banking
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) VB
4 4 (21.05%) VBA
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Derivative
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) Legal
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) DB2
6 2 (10.53%) MS Project
6 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) SunGard
6 2 (10.53%) Back Office
6 2 (10.53%) IPsec
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) MPLS
1 2 (10.53%) OSPF
1 2 (10.53%) BGP
1 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
1 2 (10.53%) IPsec
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (10.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (68.42%) Banking
2 12 (63.16%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Legal
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
5 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Test Management
1 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.26%) RUP
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
1 4 (21.05%) VB
1 4 (21.05%) VBA
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) EMIR
1 1 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) SunGard
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase